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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This bullcrap has been going on for so long, that when there is a guilty black man, nobody can say anything about it without it turning into a freaking civil rights issue. There are too many innocents that have been killed, so now all black men who are shot by white cops are going to be martyrs, whether they are guilty or not.
    Which is pretty much why I'd opt to segregate cops into neighborhoods where they are the same race as the neighborhood majority. If you can't even trust the populations to keep their **** together when something like this happens, then you have to placate them like the children they are. That's one of our societal problems these days- people lose their minds when anything pisses them off. I get freaking tired of it.
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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If your life is in danger just for being a different race, and the general population can't be trusted not to lose their **** whenever something goes terribly wrong, then segregation may be the only viable option for the time being. It's a bad enough job as it is.
    Ah, but you know how "for the time being" can go.

    The thing is that Brown "bum-rushed" the cop, which is why the toxicology report may be important. If he had just committed robbery, he might have been just naturally pumped up/full of it anyway, and maybe the cop's uniform was the problem rather than race.

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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    and maybe the cop's uniform was the problem rather than race.
    THat could be the case- I was just responding to the martyr comment.
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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Well, looks like when I mentioned "citizen journalists" I was only part right. I'm watching a live feed and the guy filming just had a cop come up and tell him to "Get the **** out or I'll shoot you with this!". That wasn't exactly appropriate behavior from law enforcement either.

    What a damned mess.

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    I should note that a supervisor came right over and handled things well but that first cop was definitely a piece of work.

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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    THat could be the case- I was just responding to the martyr comment.
    Ah, I see. And I'm just guessing.

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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    The actions of the police in Ferguson going on right now are absolutely unacceptable. I am revolted, offended, and ashamed that something like this is allowed to happen in the United States. These poor people in Missouri. What is going on there reminds me of a war zone in the Middle East. This is one of the largest violations of the 1st amendment I remember in recent times. Absolutely unacceptable.
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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I don't know if the shooting was justified or not. I suspect that it was but that's pure speculation on my part.

    I'm looking at video of more crap going on tonight. Apparently there's been more shootings and more tear gas and more destruction. We've got "citizen journalists (and maybe a few professional ones) who seem to be causing as much of this **** as anyone else. The crowds see cameras and want to be on TV or something I guess. It's really just disgusting behavior.
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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    THat could be the case- I was just responding to the martyr comment.
    I don't think it was race in the case of the cop. I think he saw a 350 pound man coming after him, and he reacted.

    I think the only reason race was brought into the entire fiasco was because the people of Ferguson brought it there. If it had been black cop/white kid, or black cop/black kid, or even white cop/white kid, this would not be happening.
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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    The actions of the police in Ferguson going on right now are absolutely unacceptable. I am revolted, offended, and ashamed that something like this is allowed to happen in the United States. These poor people in Missouri. What is going on there reminds me of a war zone in the Middle East. This is one of the largest violations of the 1st amendment I remember in recent times. Absolutely unacceptable.
    You do realize, of course, that if these "poor people of Missouri" would go their asses home, this wouldn't be happening. If they go home, the cops go home. It's not rocket science. They are rioting. They are looting. They are shooting towards the police cars.

    What do you want the police to do, write them a strongly worded letter?
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    re: Will Ferguson have a chilling effect on police?[W:144]

    I would hope it wouldn't, but the animosity of one race seems to be growing yearly.

    Either it is gotten under control, or things likely will not bode well for the future.
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